This excerpt taken from the HD 8-K filed Jul 29, 2005.
ITEM 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.
The Home Depot, Inc. (the Company) has received a grand jury subpoena from the United States Attorneys Office in Los Angeles, California, seeking documents and information relating to the Companys handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste. California state and local government authorities are also investigating this matter, and the Company is cooperating fully with the respective authorities. Although the Company cannot predict the outcome of this matter, it does not expect that these investigations will have a material adverse effect on the Companys operating results or financial condition.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.